Surf Rides

Surfer Magazine founder John Severson said it best: "In this crowded world the surfer can still seek and find the perfect day, the perfect wave, and be alone with the surf and his thoughts..." To find these perfect waves, though, you need a set of wheels. Take a look at the rides of surfers from the 60s and 70s, as well as a New Yorker keeping it classic in 2010. 

Hermosa Beach, CA in 1963 by Leroy Grannis 

Huntingdon Beach, CA in 1964 by Leroy Grannis 

Leroy Grannis captured surfing legend Eddie Aikau's family watching him compete in the Duke Classic at Sunset Beach, Hawaii in 1967. Three months after winning the same tournament in 1977 he attempted to paddle his board 12 miles from a sinking canoe to find help for its passengers and was forever lost at sea.

Mazatlán, Mexico in 1965 by Ron Stoner 

Paracas, Peru from Huellas en el Mar by Magoo de la Rosa Toro 

Kingsley, Australia in 1975 by Jeff Devine

Makaha, Hawaii in 1962 by Leroy Grannis

Honolua Bay, Maui in 1978 by Jeff Devine 

Venice, CA in 1963 by Leroy Grannis

Secos, CA in 1963 by Leroy Grannis

Waikiki, Hawaii from Huellas en el Mar by Magoo de la Rosa Toro

West Australia by Yasha Hetzel

San Onofre, CA in 1963 by Leroy Grannis

1961 by Allan Grant in Life Magazine

 Johanna, Australia in 1976 by Jeff Devine

Hermosa Beach, CA in 1965 by Leroy Grannis

New York in 2010 by Ryan Tatar

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